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Russian Christmas Food Traditions

By |2017-01-09T05:13:25+00:00January 9th, 2017|Categories: Christmas & New Year, Food, Holiday Ideas, Holidays, Russian|Tags: |

Around the world Christmas season is long over, but in Russia Christmas Day was celebrated yesterday. So why do Russians celebrate Christmas on January 7th? And what are some Russian Christmas food traditions? The reasoning is actually pretty straightforward. The predominant religion in Russia is still Russian Orthodoxy which still follows the old [...]

Russian Christmas Traditions

By |2016-12-25T12:37:41+00:00December 25th, 2016|Categories: Christmas & New Year, Holiday Ideas, Holidays|

'Twas the night before Christmas and as the chestnuts roasted on an open fire, the children asked their grandparents to tell them a story. About a time long ago, when their great-great-great-grandparents celebrated Christmas in the old country. How did they celebrate this joyous holiday? What were their Russian Christmas traditions? And this is how it began... [...]

Russian Holiday Gift Guide

By |2016-11-15T16:34:44+00:00November 15th, 2016|Categories: Christmas & New Year, Holiday Ideas, Holidays|

With only 5 shopping weeks left until Christmas, we’re excited to share a few authentic Russian Holiday gift ideas. Our Holiday gift guide and shopping list is full of sweet surprises for kids and adults. Traditional toys, colorful candy boxes, Christmas tree ornaments and so much more! Our list includes popular favorites and best sellers [...]

Gourmet Halloween Candy

By |2016-10-18T07:01:36+00:00October 18th, 2016|Categories: Halloween, Holiday Ideas, Holidays|Tags: , , |

Gourmet Halloween candy are rising in popularity. More parents are opting for tastier versions of sweets this Halloween, including sugar-free options and imported candies from around the world. Going beyond the traditional Hershey and Nestle varieties, gourmet Halloween candy best sellers in recent years include sweet delights from Europe, Russia and Ukraine. That’s right, there are lots [...]

How to Enjoy a Sugar-Free Halloween

By |2016-09-18T13:42:41+00:00September 18th, 2016|Categories: Fun, Halloween, Holiday Ideas, Holidays|Tags: , , |

Halloween can be a difficult time for kids with diabetes. The very word is likely to send many parents and children into a sugar-induced comma, although for different reasons. As kids look forward to trick-or-treating, parents are concerned about keeping tabs on the sugar intake — especially if their kids have diabetes. As a parent [...]

Russian Easter Foods and Traditions

By |2016-05-01T20:46:23+00:00May 1st, 2016|Categories: Easter, Holiday Ideas, Holidays|Tags: , , |

Today is the Russian Easter, or Pascha as it is more commonly known across Russian-speaking countries. Celebrated in most of Eastern Europe, it is a lively holiday that marks the resurrection of  Jesus Christ and the coming of Spring. These days in Russia, Pascha is more than a question of faith - it is a celebration of [...]

Valentine Day Chocolates

By |2016-01-26T18:30:54+00:00January 26th, 2016|Categories: Holiday Ideas, Valentine's Day|Tags: |

Each year on February 14th we exchange cards, gifts and candy to celebrate romance. Legends about the origins of Valentine’s Day are sprinkled throughout history, and often found in the superstitions and traditions surrounding this holiday. From ancient Rome, to the Middle Ages and modern day celebrations, the rituals of Valentine’s Day have evolved with the [...]

Russian Halloween

By |2015-11-01T11:06:12+00:00November 1st, 2015|Categories: Holiday Ideas, Holidays|Tags: , |

Halloween is a fun time for adults and children alike. Dressing up and (lots!) of candy collection are the name of the game, and this year we’re also seeing a resurgence of cultural costumes. In Los Angeles, there was certainly a number of Russian-themed parties to attend. From Matreshka’s to Pioneers, Russian costumes were prevalent. In [...]

Is Ded Moroz Cooler than Santa?

By |2014-12-12T23:45:36+00:00December 12th, 2014|Categories: Holiday Ideas, Holidays|Tags: |

Around the world children are familiar with a "gift giver" that arrives magically on Christmas or New Year's Eve to bring them presents. In America, Santa Clause has been a prominent figure since mid-19th century. The iconic symbol of Christmas, Santa's modern image as a jolly old man in red clothing was popularized by none other [...]

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Happy 4th of July!!!

By |2014-07-03T10:45:36+00:00July 3rd, 2014|Categories: Beverages, Holiday Ideas, Recipes|Tags: , |

US Independence Day (Eng. Independence Day) – the day of signing the Declaration of Independence in 1776, which proclaimed the independence of the United States from the Kingdom of Great Britain; It is celebrated in the United States of America 4th of July. Independence day is considered the birthday of the United States as a free [...]

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